Beauly Priory, Beauly

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Take a walk around the grounds of Beauly Priory, the ruins of a Valliscaulian monastic community founded in 1230. Information boards throughout the property tell you about its history, including its period as a Cromwell fort in 1650. Several notable figures have visited the priory through history, including Mary Queen of Scots during her travels in the Highlands. John Keats was inspired to pen the poem "On Some Skulls in Beauley Abbey" near Inverness with his friend, Charles Brown, when he visited in summer of 1818. Put Beauly Priory into our Beauly trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Beauly.
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  • Its difficult to imagine a world hundreds of years ago when Monks needed a retreat, In a place as remote as Beauly they found it.  more »
  • Loved this ! I love history and this is well worth a visit beautiful setting in a lovely quaint village . And I also found out the tree as you enter the priory is over 800 years old absolutely amazing...  more »
  • Beautiful old ruins just off the town square. Atmospheric and peaceful old ruined abbey. Whilst inside the heavens opened but alas there was no roof.  more »
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  • Wonderful little historic place! We grabbed food and had a nice picnic in this quiet little place. My little one loved exploring.
  • Great priory ! Not too much to see compare with others.
  • Quaint littlevillage great but hers an bakers nice coffee house
  • Historical ruins worth visiting if you are in the area. Just a small detour off A 9.
  • Very interesting place in a lovely little town.
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